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# English Phrases Written Mathematically

Summary: This module provides an overview of commonly used phrases in statistics and their mathematical equivalents.

## English Phrases Written Mathematically

Table 1
When the English says: Interpret this as:

XX size 12{X} {}is at least 4. X 4 X 4 size 12{X >= 4} {}
The minimum of XX size 12{X} {} is 4. X 4 X 4 size 12{X >= 4} {}
XX size 12{X} {} is no less than 4. X 4 X 4 size 12{X >= 4} {}
XX size 12{X} {} is greater than or equal to 4. X 4 X 4 size 12{X >= 4} {}

XX size 12{X} {} is at most 4. X 4 X 4 size 12{X <= 4} {}
The maximum of XX size 12{X} {} is 4. X 4 X 4 size 12{X <= 4} {}
XX size 12{X} {}is no more than 4. X 4 X 4 size 12{X <= 4} {}
XX size 12{X} {} is less than or equal to 4. X 4 X 4 size 12{X <= 4} {}
XX size 12{X} {}does not exceed 4. X 4 X 4 size 12{X <= 4} {}

XX size 12{X} {}is greater than 4. X > 4 X > 4 size 12{X>4} {}
XX size 12{X} {} is more than 4. X > 4 X > 4 size 12{X>4} {}
XX size 12{X} {}exceeds 4. X > 4 X > 4 size 12{X>4} {}

XX size 12{X} {}is less than 4. X < 4 X < 4 size 12{X<4} {}
There are fewer XX size 12{X} {} than 4. X < 4 X < 4 size 12{X<4} {}

XX size 12{X} {}is 4. X = 4 X = 4 size 12{X=4} {}
XX size 12{X} {}is equal to 4. X = 4 X = 4 size 12{X=4} {}
XX size 12{X} {}is the same as 4. X = 4 X = 4 size 12{X=4} {}

XX size 12{X} {}is not 4. X 4 X 4 size 12{X <> 4} {}
XX size 12{X} {}is not equal to 4. X 4 X 4 size 12{X <> 4} {}
XX size 12{X} {}is not the same as 4. X 4 X 4 size 12{X <> 4} {}
XX size 12{X} {}is different than 4. X 4 X 4 size 12{X <> 4} {}

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